OPWA Young Professionals - 2020 Virtual Breakfast Forum
Thursday June 18th, 2020 - 9:30 am to 10:30 am
09:30 – 09:45
09:45 – 10:15
Women in Construction : A Paradigm Shift. Starting in the most unlikely place.
10:15 – 10:30
Information about Speaker:
Speaker: In a male-dominated industry like construction, women face more challenges in their pursuit of a successful career. Even in today’s seemingly progressive market, construction is particularly vulnerable to reinforcing male stereotypes, which make it difficult for women to excel. Arlene Dedier has been in the construction and real estate industry for over 25 years and combatted many stereotypes in construction and still continues to push the boundaries of what women are capable of achieving.
In this session, she will explore the Canadian Construction Industry starting with the statistics and the challenges women are still facing. And throw some light on her own experience to demonstrate the opportunities everyone has, to be the agents of change. Challenging old paradigms and giving men and women the tools to drive change for a more hopeful future.